Monday, March 18, 2013

A first in Pakistan : National Assembly completes full term


Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar - sounding the 2014 election bugle at a massive rally in the national capital yesterday, is a top story in the Press today. "Nitish takes on Modi; hints at anti-Congress, non BJP alliance" reads a headline in Times of India. Mail Today says that Nitish positioned his party as open to supporting any alliance which agreed to his demands for giving 'special status' to Bihar.

"A first in Pakistan : National Assembly completes full term" - reads the headline of a story in Tribune which says that Pakistani leadership continue to be divided on choosing a caretaker PM to oversee the polls.

An exclusive story in the Pioneer claims that Union Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily could be in the dock for raising funds from a corporate giant in 2012 for his family controlled. 'Kisan Sabha Trust'.

Hindustan Times reports that the Government's decision to reduce the age of consent for sex - to 16 years, will strip those in the 16-18 age bracket of safeguards against sexual crimes.

A request has been made by Delhi Deputy Secretary (Home) to transfer Om Prakash Chautala, his son Ajay Chautala and 53 fellow convicts - in the 'Teacher's Recruitment Scam' out of Tihar Jail to any prison in Haryana. 'The case pertains to another state so why should they be in Tihar', questions the request reports the Indian Express.

To check the problems posed by water hyacinth at the Harike Wildlife Sanctuary, officials have initiated a programme for local residence to make handicraft items - such as doormats, cushions, file covers, baskets and hats, to help eliminate the weed from water bodies, reports the Tribune.

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